Mobile learning and personal metrics

Learning with 'e's

It can be actuated via a smartphone or iPad, laptop or in-person, but access is constant–which in turn shifts a unique burden to learn on the shoulders of the student." Such large data sets can conceivably be sold on for a sizeable profit to companies who are interested.

Education Technology and the Power of Platforms

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At the time, I wrote about the importance of APIs; the issues surrounding data security and privacy; the appeal of platforms for users and businesses; and the education and tech companies who were well-positioned (or at least wanting) to become education platforms.

2016 and Beyond: The Future of Classroom Technology by @MelanieNathan

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Laptops and computer workstations have already made significant inroads into traditional learning environments. The company has developed a number of sophisticated software programs and mobile apps designed to encourage greater customization in education.

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Lies, Damned Lies, and Statistics: Some Thoughts from ASU+GSV

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VCs often speak of having an “investment thesis” – a strategy for why they fund certain companies. Remember, if you will, the insistence from the University of Virginia Board of Visitors that school was missing the “coming MOOC tsunami” based on columns they’d read in The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times. ” (The Melbourne school was the site, over 25 years ago, of the first one-to-one laptop program ever.)

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Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). Via Forbes : “This Company Could Be Your Next Teacher: Coursera Plots A Massive Future For Online Education.” ” There’s more MOOC news in the “business of education” section below. “How a 5-Decade Old Education Company Reinvented Itself” – Edsurge interviews the CEO of the company formerly known as Curriculum Associates.

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opens door for student loan companies to ignore state authority.” This isn’t really financial aid per se, but it’s part of the larger suite of financial products that schools (and the companies they partner with) push.

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Wayne Johnson, the head of the department’s financial aid division and a former executive at a student loan company , says that those “non-traditional” servicers could include companies like Visa , Amazon , or Goldman Sachs. ” The Wall Street Journal profiles InfiniLaw , a company that runs for-profit law schools. Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” These headlines just kill me. Tutoring company Upswing has raised $1.5

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“Without Net Neutrality , How Would Internet Companies Treat K–12 Districts?” Via Inside Higher Ed : “ Adtalem Global Education , the company that owns DeVry University , announced Monday that ownership of the for-profit institution would transfer to Cogswell Education LLC.” Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). I just have zero time right now to weigh in on the “ ban laptops ” debates.

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Online Education (The Once and Future “MOOC”). Elsewhere in MOOC research… From Campus Technology : “Grouping MOOC Students by Communication Mode Doesn’t Help Completion.” “ What We Learned From Talking with 100 MOOC Students ” by Justin Reich (and George Veletsianos and Laura Pasquini). ” More on MOOC (and related) research in the research section below. MOOCs losing their mojo? Education Politics.

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” Reminder: here are the education companies Palantir founder Peter Thiel has invested in. Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” Inside Higher Ed on online education at Simmons College. More on MOOC and online education research in the research section below. Via Edsurge : “What Colleges Should Know About A Growing ‘ Talent Strategy ’ Push By Companies.” The student loan company has raised $1.88

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Online Education (The Once and Future “MOOC”). In related MOOC news, there's more on “ nanodegrees ” in the “credentialing” section below. ” “ Zynga ’s Headquarters Is Worth More Than The Actual Company.”

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” That is, the daycare company Bright Horizons will pay for its employees to get their degrees at four institutions – three of which are for-profits (including Ashford University and Walden University, which have been targets of lawsuits claiming they misled students). Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). There’s more MOOC news from Edsurge in the “job training” section below. ” The company: Abl Schools.

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” (I’m including this here because all of these entities – Kushner’s family, the companies he received loans from – have education investments too.). ” (Learndirect is a job training company that has a major contract with the UK government.). ” Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). MOOC news is now much more often “job training” news, so there’s more on MOOCs in that section below.

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” Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). ” From the press release (which explains why there’d be an article on the company this week): “ YouTube joins forces with Britannica to provide easier access to credible and authoritative information.” Pi-top , the maker of a Raspberry Pi-compatible laptop, has raised $16 million from Hambro Perks and Committed Capital. The company has raised $20.4

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million laptops to all public primary schools. Online Education (The Once and Future “MOOC”). ” “Aftermath of the MOOC wars: Can commercial vendors support creative higher education ?” through-MOOCs program launched, its College of Business says it is seeing the contours of a model it can use to promote the university abroad, enroll previously untapped groups of students and attract corporate partners.”

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Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). Via The Verge : “ OLPC ’s $100 laptop was going to change the world – then it all went wrong.” Via EdWeek’s Market Brief : “ ISTE Unveils Plans to Match Ed-Tech Companies With Educators for Feedback on Apps.” The company “provides personalized educational feedback services for students,” and according to Crunchbase has raised $184 million total.

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” No disclosure in the article that Edsurge shares investors with both these companies. No disclosure , no surprise, that Edsurge shares investors with this company. Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” Here’s a link to all the stories in Slate’s series on online credit recovery programs. “After the Hype, Do MOOC Ventures Like edX Still Matter?” The tutoring company has raised $244.2

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on Wednesday announced new guidelines that aim to provide more transparent information for borrowers and more accountability for the companies that manage repayment of federal student loans ,” Inside Higher Ed reports. Via Inside Higher Ed : “ Apollo Education Group , the parent company of the University of Phoenix , is facing a lawsuit from two shareholders who are seeking to postpone or terminate the company’s sale, according to a corporate filing posted Thursday.”

Beyond K-12: EdSurge’s Next Move

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I’ll just pop open my laptop for an hour or so after the kids go to bed,” says a one adult learner, working to complete her bachelor’s degree online with the ASU Global Freshman Academy. Even as technology can help students, there are plenty of instances where it can also lead to dead ends: Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) did not make it possible for anyone on the planet to get the equivalent of a Stanford University degree for free.

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” The results are self-reported based on a survey administered by a private student loan company which offers loans to coding bootcamp enrollees, but I’m sure it’s all on the up-and-up. Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” Via the Coursera blog : “ Coursera now offers free trials for most Specializations.” And then more money pours into other technology companies that promise to fix “ news literacy.”

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Also via Edsurge : “How Boundaries Between Colleges and Companies Will Continue to Blur.” ” Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” “The University of California, Los Angeles , is planning a major expansion in the online certificate and graduate degree markets that it hopes will reach as many as 15,000 students by early next decade,” Inside Higher Ed reports. Tutoring company Clark has raised $2.2 This story about laptops.

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“ Apollo Education Group , the parent company of the University of Phoenix and Western International University , announced Thursday that it would eliminate the use of mandatory arbitration clauses in students’ enrollment agreements,” Inside Higher Ed reports. ” Online Education (The Once and Future “MOOC”). The company, which allowed students to buy and sell their class notes, has raised over $14 million. Education Politics. “ U.S.